The Co-op Local Community Fund is our way of giving back to our members and their communities.

Co-op members get 1% of everything they spend on Co-op products to give to a local cause that matters to them.

You can now apply to be one of these causes for the next round of funding, running from April to September 2017.

We’re looking for 3 projects in each of around 1,500 local communities across the UK. We’ll choose projects led by small, locally based organisations that:

  • benefit the local community centred around Co-op food stores and funeral homes
  • have the greatest possible benefit to their community
  • make maximum use of the amount of funding available

https://causes.coop.co.uk

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I’m sure you’ve heard it already but it’s important – digital learning is essential for the future generation.There are several ways to learn to code. However, making robots that actually respond to your code is arguably the most inspiring. Your child could be inspired to a future in robotics, game development or app creation.During this fun and interactive four session workshop, kids aged 9-14 will create a simple programmable robot using the LEGO Mindstorms kit. This robot will gradually become more complex as its functionality broadens with the addition of various sensors and motorised mechanisms. Programming will use the LEGO Mindstorms software.This is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen STEM skills in the most exciting way. Participants gain a strong foundation in computational thinking. LEGO Mindstorms is a versatile system used in many schools around the world and is popular for the First LEGO League. Dates:Every Saturday from 14th January to 4th February2:45pm – 4:45pmWacky Bots is a Children’s University Learning Destination and this activity is endorsable on any Children’s University passport.LIMITED PLACES. Awesome sessions right here at the Aberdeen Science Centre.Sessions will only hold if minimum numbers are registered.

Source: Learn to Build & Program Robots with LEGO Mindstorms – Aberdeen Tickets, Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 2:45 PM | Eventbrite

Aberdeen City PB

December 15, 2016

U Decide is a new development linked to Locality Planning, to generate ideas and allocate funding in Aberdeen.  This approach is called Participatory Budgeting (PB) which directly involves local people in making decisions about how public money is spent in their community.PB was first introduced in Brazil in 1989 and its tools and principles are now used in many places across the world, including the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.PB aims to engage residents, community groups and representatives from all parts of the community to discuss priorities, make spending proposals that will benefit the community or solve a particular issue, and then to vote on them.

Source: Aberdeen City PB

Apply to join the What’s Your Story? Development Programme 2017! (Gàidhlig) Are you 14-17 years old, living in Scotland, and care about creative writing and illustration? Do you want to meet other teens interested in creative writing and illustration? Do you want to improve your own skills? Do you want to explore Scotland’s literary community? … Read more

Source: Apply for the What’s Your Story? Development Programme 2017 – What’s Your Story?

Deadline: 24 June 2016 at 17:00Look & Learn will support emerging artists and young creatives from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to realise their ideas and create new work in the North East through a programme of practical training and mentoring. This project is a partnership between the Creative Learning Team, SMART and Robert Gordon University’s LOOK AGAIN Visual Art & Design Festival is funded by Youth Arts Collective North East and Aberdeen City Council. We invite applications from emerging artists and designers, who wish to build on their creative practice and develop facilitation and coaching skills with support from inspiring experienced lead practitioners. These emerging artists and designers will develop and lead on aspects of a micro–residency programme for aspiring younger creatives (ages 16-19 years) through the following stages:- Research, develop and produce new works, collectively and individually, inspired by Aberdeen’s city archive- Devise and lead on a creative skills programme for ten aspiring younger creatives in Aberdeen, with support from the experienced Lead Artist and Designer- Support those ten aspiring younger creatives to gain facilitation skills to pass on their creative skills through art workshops in relevant youth settings- ‘Sharing the Learning’ –present a range of creative work produced during the programme in collaboration with the younger creatives Skills and experience required: – Ambitious, high-quality contemporary creative practice – Ability to research source material and apply this in a creative and contemporary way – Ability to work collaboratively at planning and production stages- An imaginative and flexible approach – Experience of, or interest in working with young people in creative or other relevant youth settings- Ability to reflect and review, tailoring the programme to identified needs- Presentation skills, be able to communicate to a high standardFreelance fee for the project is £1,500 including expenses (around 10 days project delivery Aug–Nov 2016).Please apply in writing with the following information: – Personal Statement (max 1,000 words) detailing your interest in and suitability for the role- CV (2 sides max ) – Supporting documentation of previous work (total files must not exceed 5Mb)Send your application to mclarke@aberdeencity.gov.uk with the subject heading Emerging Artist or Emerging Designer. Interviews will be held in Aberdeen on 20 JulyLocation: Aberdeen City, AberdeenshireFor further information, please contact mclarke@aberdeencity.gov.uk (mclarke@aberdeencity.gov.uk), or call 01224 611161,The deadline is Friday 24 June 2016 at 17:00.

Source: Emerging Artists & Designers Programme (4 Roles)

Deadline: 17 June 2016 at 17:00

Look & Learn will support emerging artists and young creatives to realise their ideas and create new work in the North East through mentoring, practical training and residencies. This partnership between the Creative Learning Team, SMART and Robert Gordon University’s LOOK AGAIN Visual Art & Design Festival is funded by Youth Arts Collective North East and Aberdeen City Council.

We invite applications from creative practitioners to develop and lead the programme through the following stages:
-Research, develop and produce new collaborative works inspired by the City’s archives, these works will inform the whole project
-Devise and deliver a practical mentoring programme in the form of a residency for four Associate Artists aged up to 25 years. The Associate Artists will go on to coach a further ten aspiring young creatives
-Oversee the development and delivery by the Associate Artists of 10 micro-residencies for aspiring young creatives to create a body of work and pass on their skills through youth workshops
-‘Sharing the Learning’ – curate a range of outputs from the project in a creative and informative way

Skills and experience required:
-Inspirational, high-quality artistic and contemporary practice (visual art/design)
-Ability to research source material (the archive) and apply this in a creative and contemporary way
-Ability to work collaboratively at planning and production stages
-An imaginative and flexible approach
-Experience of working with emerging artists and young people and ability to tailor the programme to identified needs
-Track record of leading high profile projects and working within a set budget and timescale
-Presentation skills to showcase project outcomes to a high standard

The freelance fee for the project is £3,000 including expenses (around 12 days project delivery Aug–Nov 2016). There is a materials/production budget of £5,000 available, as well as the opportunity to exhibit at the Look Again Festival 2017.

Please apply in writing with the following information:
– Personal Statement (max 1,000 words) detailing your interest in and suitability for the role, referring to the required skills and experience
– CV (maximum 2 sides)
– Supporting documentation of previous work (files must not exceed 5Mb)

Send your application to mclarke@aberdeencity.gov.uk with the subject heading Lead Artist Application or Lead Designer Application. Interviews will be held in Aberdeen on 29 June

Location: Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire

For further information, please contact mclarke@aberdeencity.gov.uk (Mandy Clarke), or call 01224 611161 ,

The deadline is Friday 17 June 2016 at 17:00.

via Creative Scotland 

It is with the greatest sadness and shock that we must confirm the news that our dear husband, dad and granddad died suddenly on Thursday 2nd June 2016. Stuart had spent the early evening upbeat at a WASPS board meeting with colleagues. On his way to meet a friend Stuart suffered from a massive heart attack and despite their incredible efforts the medical team at Glasgow Royal Infirmary were unable to resuscitate him.

Throughout his life, Stuart was a passionate art educationalist and this brought the family to Glasgow where he became Senior Art & Design Educational Advisor with Strathclyde Regional Council.

Stuart was known to many as the founding and hugely successful Director of The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design and the City, an organisation that flourished under his influential leadership from 1998- 2006. For the next three years he was Head of Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen until retirement, and followed this role as Emeritus Professor of Creative Industries at The Robert Gordon University…

http://creativefrontline.com/

As part of the redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery 2014-2017, we are commissioning a limited number of new artworks.

We are now inviting artists to submit project outlines for the Remembrance Hall within Aberdeen Art Gallery, a space that was added to the gallery in 1925. In the redeveloped gallery, the Remembrance Hall will be a pivotal space which visitors encounter again and again as they travel through the gallery and towards the Cowdray Hall (concert hall). It is intended as a quiet space for reflection and commemoration, alongside the Aberdeen City Memorial Court outside the gallery, on the corner of Schoolhill and Blackfriars Street, which acts as the city’s cenotaph.

The commissioned artwork will reflect the sensitive, contemplative, respectful nature of the space, and we encourage artists to think about the wide-reaching impact of conflicts. These reflections may include but need not be limited to the World Wars.

Several other elements will be displayed in this space: rolls of honour, a digital floor projection and on the balcony above, a GALLERY OF MEMORIES submitted by Aberdonians and those with links to Aberdeen.

We welcome proposals for works in any medium. The work will be expected to be completed by the time the gallery re-opens at the end of 2017. The deadline for concept submissions is midnight on 24 July 2016.

Full details of the commission requirements can be downloaded here:

Remembrance Hall Detailed Design Pack

Artist’s Brief – Remembrance Hall

 

If you are unable to download please get in touch:

Email: info@aagm.co.uk
Tel: 01224 337700

MMus in Sonic Arts

May 16, 2016

The MMus in Sonic Arts prepares students for careers in creative industries and artistic, commercial and academic research where creative approaches to sound are in demand. The programme offers not only a comprehensive overview of sonic arts from historical and theoretical viewpoints, but also hands-on, practical and skills-based core courses that can help students design and realise original sound projects throughout the programme and build a strong portfolio as a sound artist.

http://abdn.ac.uk/music/mmus-in-sonic-arts.php

Download the 2016 May Festival programme here!

Tickets on sale now. Follow the booking links in each event
or call 01224 641122 to book.

 

University of Aberdeen May Festival